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Old 05-21-2014, 10:46 PM   #29
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Thumbs up Thank you all

Can't believe the amount of replies I got from you all. Thank you so much. The link to state towing regulations was very helpful. Seems the general consensus is to get brakes, so it's decided. Like you say, can't shut the barn door after the horse has bolted, so best to get it done now before I really need it. I thought I would, but was arguing with my best friend who was adamant I just needed to do a test drive and see what it handled like. Now I can go "nah,nah, told you I needed them". Have to remember there are other people on the road other than myself. Looking forward to taking my time and enjoying the sights. Thanks again everyone for all the input. Greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:20 AM   #30
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Good decision Windy, it's a small price to pay. Most things can be in a gray area but I've always said it doesn't matter if it takes 5 minutes to get to 65mph it better be seconds to slow it down.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:02 AM   #31
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my best friend who was adamant I just needed to do a test drive and see what it handled like.


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Glad you are moving ahead with the installation of trailer brakes. It's just a good feeling every time you press on the brake pedal and feel the trailer brakes kick in.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:56 AM   #32
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Great decision Windy, but remind your "friend" (quote) "I thought I would, but was arguing with my best friend who was adamant I just needed to do a test drive and see what it handled like." that said test drive would only replicate the 99% of the time when you aren't in an emergency situation. It's that 1% emergency need that trumps all others.

That is, unless your test drive could include being cut off by a truck during a sudden rain squall while going downhill on a curve..... in which case you might not be here to tell us what happens without trailer brakes.
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